Peter de Klerk’s Alfa Special made its debut with a fine 4th-place finish in the 1962 Rand Autumn Trophy race at Kyalami.
Imagine driving your homebuilt special, powered by a modified production car engine, in two World Championship Grands Prix and finishing 10th in the second one. These days that would earn you a World Championship point.
As amazing as Peter de Klerk’s effort was, however, there is no legacy points-wise for the man who drove a racing car that he built himself in a tiny garage that had no electricity and the only electric tool he possessed was a ¼-inch drill!
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